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    Phoronix: Sources.Debian.Org Launches To Provide Easy Access To Debian Source Code

    For those wanting to easily browse the source-code to all Debian packages, it can now be trivially done so from your hardware...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...bian-DebSource

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    Do you know if there is something similar in Fedora? Thanks!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by q2dg View Post
      Do you know if there is something similar in Fedora? Thanks!
      https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packages/ is roughly equivalent, I think.

      https://www.archlinux.org/packages/ for Arch
      Last edited by microcode; 12-05-2017, 09:33 PM.

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      • #4
        From experience, I know this is a great thing to have. The previous way of looking at this stuff for Debian was not completely prohibitive, and I have bothered to do it on occasion (even though I don't really use Debian or any Debian derivative) to understand upstream complaints in packages which result from misunderstandings on the part of Debian package maintainers.

        Having all this be more accessible is great, I use similar tools for other distros fairly regularly and it's indispensable for debugging issues caused by clever, and not so clever, downstream behaviour.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by microcode View Post
          Neither are equivalent.

          BTW, the service has been available for years under sources.debian.net

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          • #6
            Originally posted by teresaejunior View Post

            Neither are equivalent.

            BTW, the service has been available for years under sources.debian.net
            Yeah, Debian has always been the "good guy". Their packages aren't bleeding edge, but they've always been above and beyond. It's pretty sad rms has never endorsed them, while he gives the thumbs up to trinket and nuisance.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by q2dg View Post
              Do you know if there is something similar in Fedora? Thanks!
              https://src.fedoraproject.org/ lists the repositories with spec files of the rpms.

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              • #8
                Nice, the thing I would wish most though is a servervice to uplate kernel stacktraces and get them symbolized.
                The installation of the debugsymbols would take more than 1GB (unpacked temporaries), which is too much for some embedded systems. Getting the right debugging symbols is not that easy, especially for some older kernels.

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                • #9
                  still surprised it takes so long, in 1998 I found the ROCK Linux sources the be the most readable, easy to access and work with, #t2sde still continues this to today: http://svn.exactcode.de/t2/trunk/ https://t2sde.org/packages/ ...

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                  • #10
                    Arch has https://sources.archlinux.org/, but this doesn't contain the sources for all packages, only those whose license demands it.

                    For all other packages the source URL can be obtained from the relevant PKGBUILD.

                    A recent thread on this issue...
                    https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=232278
                    Last edited by Slithery; 12-06-2017, 09:14 AM.

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